Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

Psalm LXVIII

Folio 153v

Jean Colombe did not choose to illustrate the images suggested by the first lines of this psalm: "Save me, O God: for the waters come even unto my soul. I stick fast in the mire of the deep: and there is no sure standing."
The cavalry with lances and banners which rides from left to right corresponds to a later verse: "They are multiplied above the hairs of my head, who hate me without cause. My enemies are grown strong who have wrongfully persecuted me..."
Innumerable cuirassiers swarming behind the golden-armored horsemen emphasize the numbers and power of the enemy.

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